Sewanee: The University of the South, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

1415 21198Position ID: 1415-PROFESSOR [#21198, 202100185]
Position Title: Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science (2 Positions)
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Sewanee, Tennessee 37383, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematics and Computer Science
Application Deadline: 2022/12/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/10/19, finished 2023/06/17, listed until 2023/04/19)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Position Overview 
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at The University of the South, commonly known as Sewanee, invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level that will begin in August 2023. 

Position Description 
Each of these positions carries a teaching load of five courses per year and requires a Ph.D. in computer science, statistics, or mathematics. Those with experience and/or interest in supporting our department’s new Data Analytics program are especially encouraged to apply. 

Attributes of a Successful Candidate 

The Department seeks colleagues who are committed to: 
  • excellence in teaching across the curriculum, 
  •  scholarship in a liberal arts environment, 
  •  close student mentorship, and 
  •  engagement in the broader community. 
all of which should be addressed in the application. A careful review of applications for these positions will begin on December 15, 2022, and will continue until the positions have been filled. 

A complete application includes the following: 
  • a cover letter that includes an overview of current and anticipated research activity, with research focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion particularly welcome. 
  •  a curriculum vitae, 
  •  a statement of teaching philosophy that demonstrates a commitment to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion, and shows an awareness of the importance of a broad, liberal arts education. 
  •  an (unofficial) graduate transcript. 
 Letters of reference will be requested at a later date. 

Supplemental Information 
Sewanee is committed to faculty working together in cohorts on new areas of focus: the 17 positions hired over the next two years will be invited to any of the following three cohorts: environment, data, and social justice. It is not imperative that a new faculty member join a cohort, but such relationships and collaborations will be encouraged and supported, with the goal of a more productive and fulfilling professional life. Sewanee will add eleven positions in the college this year, and another six next year. This year’s searches include environmental studies, two positions in English (fiction writing and playwriting), two positions in data science (computer science, statistics, or math), music (orchestral conducting), American politics, psychology, and theater (directing). 

The University of the South includes a nationally ranked residential College of Arts and Sciences and a School of Theology. The University is strongly committed to the values of intellectual inquiry, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and living and serving in community. Situated on 13,000 acres atop Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, Sewanee is known for its stunning natural beauty while providing easy access to Chattanooga, Nashville, and Huntsville. The University is affiliated with the Episcopal Church and seeks to help employees of all backgrounds and identities flourish. 

Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful prescreening. 

Any additional requirements specific to this position: 
  • Must be able to wear an approved mask for prolonged periods while performing job duties and responsibilities. 
  •  Employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to an approved medical or religious exemption. 

DEI Institutional Statement: 
 At the University of the South, our commitment to inclusion and belonging is grounded in our core values of community, courage, flourishing, and inquiry. We seek to build a community enriched by our diversity and centered on equity, justice, mutual respect, and shared responsibility. 

Equal Employment Opportunity: 
The University of the South is an equal-opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
Further Info:
email address
735 University Avenue
Sewanee, TN 37383-1000